16 modern coffee tables to instantly update your living room

These modern coffee tables will instantly update your living room look

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On the search for modern coffee tables that'll freshen up your living room decor? You've come to the right place.

A modern coffee table will anchor your living space, whether you have a contemporary space or have gone full blown minimalist. That's right: the perfect coffee table will join together your sofa, sectional, or lounge chair seating arrangements and balance out your space. With a wide range of designs that constitute a modern coffee table, we'll take you through our top picks. 

Think sculptural pieces of art, mixed materials, unexpected textures and multifunctional tables that ooze style, plus a selection of round modern coffee tables that are so very cool.

Modern coffee tables to instantly update your living room 

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1. Marisol coffee table

Coffee table: H14 x W16 x L22" | Made with woven strands of rattan, this coffee table comes in two sizes and is super versatile in terms of usage. Its flat tabletop and rounded corners means it's great for parents with young kids, but could be a bit if a scratching post if you have a cat at home. Grab one or go for both sizes to nest them together.  

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2. Akrati coffee table 

Coffee table: H12 x W35 x 35" | Crafted in manufactured wood, this clean-lined coffee table fuses sculptural style and function. It's a low profile piece which makes it great for smaller spaces or smaller sofas. With a glossy neutral finish, it'll fit in perfectly with pretty much any color palette. A distinctive stacked design.

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3. Horseshoe black lacquered linen coffee table

Coffee table: H16 x W46 x D30" | Inspired by '70s modern silhouettes, using a mix of materials, this simple U shaped coffee table makes a real statement. Exclusive to CB2, the whole table is wrapped in raffia and is finished in a high gloss black for a slick, unique look. It'll look right at home in any modern living situation.

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4. Ken solid wood coffee table

Coffee table: H17.5 x W23.5 x L47.25'' | With a distinct Scandi-inspired style, the Ken coffee table boasts slightly tapered, splayed legs and a beveled edge tabletop. As a mid century modern coffee table with a distinctive silhouette, it has a rectangular top with rounded edges and curved sides that feature a starburst design made from solid wood veneers.

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5. Eugene coffee table 

Coffee table:  H13.78 x W35.43 x L35.4"| With simple, understated style, this coffee table is made with a single piece of clear bent acrylic. Whether you have a Scandi-inspired living room or a super modern minimalist look, this table will add just the right amount of wow to your space. We love that no assembly is required.

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6. Vitri coffee table 

Coffee table: H15 x W36.5 x D36.5'' | A great glass coffee table, the Vitri has a smoky tempered glass top with sultry '60s vibes. Perfect for mid-century modern living rooms and contemporary spaces, it oozes sophistication with its smooth, powder coated metal legs and walnut veneer shelf.

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7. Monti lava stone coffee table

Coffee table: H14 x D30'' | The mix of volcanic ash, stone, fiberglass and sand resin create an earthy texture to this lightweight coffee table. With standout sculptural legs, you can use this piece indoors and out. Another great reason to buy this piece is it's handcrafted and so your purchase will help preserve craft traditions worldwide. Sold.

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8. Nathan James Asher Rectangle Coffee Table

Coffee table: H18 x W20 x L39'' | With slim brass table legs and a clear tempered glass table top, the Asher coffee table will give a barely there aesthetic to any living room, whether you have a modern neutral scheme or something more quirky. Its rustic oak floating shelf means this is a coffee table with storage, which gets a huge thumbs up from us. 

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9. Signal Coffee Table

Coffee table: H16 x D34'' | The Signal coffee table's architectural frame holds up three sophisticated tabletop options, including this elegant Carrara marble top. We love the version with brass plated legs that'll add a dash of Art Deco glamor to any living space. Perfect for smaller spaces, it tricks the eye thanks to the negative space between the supports.

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10. Java rattan coffee table

Coffee table: H14 x D25'' | This boho, laidback Java rattan coffee table is handcrafted in a remote village in Indonesia. With its linear design and sustainable material, it's a modern piece that'll fit in with practically any living room scheme.

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11. Athena nesting tables

Large coffee table: H18.1 x W32.7 x D32.9'' | Available in either a faux white or black marble finish, the Novogratz Athena nesting tables mix retro and glam styles to perfection. Although we particularly like the black legs, you can choose from gold or black hairpin legs for a different look altogether. The PVC finish makes spills easy to clean up and the nesting set means you can use the slimmer version as a neat end table that can be tucked away at the end of the day.

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12. Ashe Coffee Table

Coffee table: H18 x W43 x D24'' | This Ashe coffee table is a mid-century modern statement piece, made form solid acacia wood and brass legs. Its double tiered design means there's storage included, which is perfect for books and magazines, while the top can look suitably polished with your coffee table decor of choice.

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13. Kasen Coffee Table

Coffee table: H16 x W38 x L38'' | In a shapely design, the Kasen coffee table has large, tapered legs in exaggerated proportions and a slim round table top for cramped spaces. Made of reclaimed wood, the table has been finished in a light black hue for an organic look, that's suitably modern.

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14. Lennie Rectangular Coffee Table

Coffee table: H16 x W25 xL50" | The Lennie coffee table is simple yet sophisticated in its design. With matte brass finished iron supports and a polished marble top, it oozes glamor effortlessly. A perforated brass periodical rack is clever use of space  and combines modern function with a timeless aesthetic. Big fans.

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15. Lilith black oak and metal coffee table

Coffee table: H20.5 x W35.8 x L20" | You'll add modern character to pretty much any living space with the Lilith's sleek and compact design. Made from sturdy wood in a two tone finish, this storage coffee table has two tiers of shelving while its black metal hairpin legs give it a minimalist feel.

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16. Batavia Coffee Table

Coffee table: H12.5 x W31.5 x L31.5" | Switch things up with this bold, eye-catching drum-style coffee table design in a distressed silver finish. The hammered, textured top draws the eye and provides the perfect backdrop for home accessories or maybe even an accent lamp. Another coffee table that comes fully assembled. Bonus point.

What coffee tables are in style now?

The most stylish coffee tables right now are those that have something particularly unique about them. Whether that be a sculptural piece of art or a coffee table made out of mixed materials, let's face it we all want to express our personality in our living rooms and not look like a furniture showroom.

The most on-trend coffee tables are conversation starters that have a multi-function, unexpected textures, natural elements or modern manipulation of some kind. We love modern nesting tables – providing an end or side table when guests swing by, bunching coffee tables together to create an eye-catching display or simply clever ways to include storage within a coffee table.

Jenny McFarlane
Senior Digital Editor

Jenny is Senior Digital Editor and joined the team in January 2021. She also works on the homes brands' video show, on the Future Homes Network, which is packed full of ideas to help you make the most of your own home and garden. Since getting on the property market with her first apartment and then more recently a house, her passion for interior design and gardening has taken on a new lease of life. Jenny's currently on the lookout for a doer-upper to put her stamp on. She loves collecting and salvaging unique items (much to her other half's despair) but sniffing out stylish home bargains is her one true love. When she has a spare minute, she loves to do a spot of crafting, having studied textiles at Uni – although she hardly gets the chance with a toddler who keeps her permanently on her toes.